Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fraudsters Anonymous

There are numerous 12-step programs that exist to help people recover from all sorts of addictions, afflictions and overall bad experiences. (However, to my knowledge, there's no Fraudsters Anonymous to help recovering criminals choose a better line of work.) Montgomery's NBC-affiliate, WSFA, reports that...

Forgery Ahead

The term ''forgery'' can be defined as an act of altering a genuine copy of something or making a facsimile with the intent to deceive. Forgery can be done to art, certificates, important documents and more commonly, checks. According to an article on Examiner.com,...

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...

Roll Tide on Fraud

Have you ever heard the thunderous roar of an Alabama crowd screaming? ''Roll tide, roll?'? If you're not a football fan, it's safe to say the University of Alabama has one of the finest football programs in the nation. Beyond the field, fans gather...

Three of a Kind

Listen to this Story Disciplines and interests as diverse as writing, computer science, mathematics and medicinal chemistry have their own meanings for the ''rule of three.'' In Alabama, ''the rule of three'' turned up when the rule of law...

Permission to Commit Fraud

Sometimes it is difficult to commit a crime alone. Co-conspirators are often needed to pull off fraudulent activity. The Montgomery Advertiser reports on a man who enlisted a variety of co-conspirators to commit identity theft and tax fraud. The article states that over a two-year...

Footing the Fraud Bill

Podiatrists have a complicated and sometimes unpleasant job when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of more than 26 bones, over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments and 33 joints in the foot. A podiatrist in Pennsylvania used his patients to take a load...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story Some people try to catch lightning in a bottle, but this fraudster tried to do so twice. AL.com tells the story of a woman who was recently sentenced for food stamp fraud and income...

Misprision Can Lead to Prison

Knowing about a crime and not reporting it is just about as bad as actually committing one. The official term for this act is misprision, or the failure to report a known felony to authorities even though the person reporting the offense is not...

Arizona Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraudsters in Prison

Here's the thing about incarcerated criminals? they have a lot of time on their hands. And some prisoners focus their energies on fraud, rather than rehabilitation. Here at ''Fraud of the Day,'' we've written about cases in which prisoners have developed tax refund schemes...
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